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  • Tags: History of Popular Culture
  • Collection: Browne Popular Culture Library Manuscripts
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PCL MS 022 Jay Mechling Collection

Jay Mechling is an Associate Professor and Chair of the American Studies Program at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of numerous articles pertaining to various aspects of American Studies, Popular Culture, and the Boy Scouts.

In 1984, this collection of articles was transferred to the Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but permission to cite or quote must be obtained from the author. Photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in June 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 039 Thomas Dunn & Michael Erlich Collection

The Thomas Dunn & Richard Erlich Collection consists of approximately 4.2 linear feet of manuscript materials. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Thomas Dunn & Richard Erlich between 1984 and 2001. This collection is unprocessed, but may be accessed by contacting the archivist. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works found in this collection.


PCL MS 042 Richard L. Lane Collection

The Richard Lane Collection consists of approximately 0.25 linear feet of manuscript materials. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by his widow in 1988. This collection is unprocessed, but may be accessed by contacting the archivist. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works found in this collection.


PCL MS 044 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Archives

The materials contained in the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) collection were obtained from Ray and Pat Browne, Michael Marsden, Peter C. Rollins, and several other members of the associations since 1983, after PCA Secretary/Treasurer Ray Browne suggested the creation of the archive in the Popular Culture Association Newsletter September 1983 issue. This is an active collection and materials are added as they are received.

The collection currently measures 13.25 cubic feet and includes proceedings, meeting programs for national and regional conferences, newsletters, copies of academic papers presented at conferences, newsletter and website editorial files, video recordings of select conference panels, microfilm rolls of newsletters and conference proceedings, and photographs.

The organizations' presidential correspondence (filed in the national conference planning and national organizations' business subject files) is only open to those who declare a research or organizational need. Otherwise, the collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all published and unpublished scholarly works found in this collection.

A version of this register was compiled by Regeena Morgan under the supervision of Jean Geist, Popular Culture Library Assistant II, in April 2003. It was expanded and updated by Dana Sergent Nemeth, Temporary Manuscript Processor, in November 2006 with support from a grant from the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association.


PCL MS 045 Peter C. Rollins Collection

The Peter C. Rollins Collection consists of approximately 18 linear feet of manuscript materials. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Peter C. Rollins between 1984 and 2014. This collection is unprocessed, but may be accessed by contacting the archivist. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works found in this collection.


PCL MS 057 Coastermania Collection

The collection consists of 0.8 linear feet of material relating to the "Coastermania" course taught at Bowling Green State University during the summer of 1978. The materials are open for research except for one folder that contains some sensitive material. Researchers must comply with all applicable copyright laws when reproducing or copying any of the materials in this collection. The collection was donated to the Popular Culture Library by Dr. Michael Marsden in 1988. The finding aid was prepared in November 2016 by Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown.


PCL MS 072 Alan Levy Collection

The Alan Levy Collection consists of approximately 32.5 linear feet of manuscript materials. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Alan Levy beginning in 1967. This collection is unprocessed, but may be accessed by contacting the archivist.  The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works found in this collection.


PCL MS 107 Ray B. Browne Collection

The Ray B. Browne Collection is comprised of over 43 cubic feet of correspondence, files, literary manuscripts and printed materials dating from 1950 to 2011. Some earlier and more recent dates are scattered within the correspondence, manuscripts and printed materials. Dr. Browne's research interests within the humanities encompassed the study of English, American literature, folklore, history as well as American culture and popular culture studies. It was his broad, comprehensive view of human experience and his realization that the seemingly ordinary was a relevant area for academic inquiry that compelled Dr. Browne in 1967 to design, build and cultivate the study of popular culture at Bowling Green State University. This new approach would expand nationally and internationally via a network of Dr. Browne's academic colleagues, the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, the Popular Culture Library (the Ray and Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies since 2003), the Popular Press (and its periodicals) as well as the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations. Ray Browne began donating segments of his collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library on January 12, 1988. There are no restrictions placed on the use of this collection for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works whether authored by Ray B. Browne or by other writers whose work may be found in this collection. This finding aid was prepared by Eric Honneffer in September 2007.


PCL MS 121 Dr. Michael T. Marsden Collection

The Dr. Michael T. Marsden Collection consists of approximately 2.5 linear feet of manuscript materials. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Dr. Michael Marsden beginning in 1991. This collection is unprocessed, but may be accessed by contacting the archivist.  The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works found in this collection.


PCL MS 122 Consortium of Popular Culture Collections in the Midwest Collection

The Consortium of Popular Culture Collections in the Midwest (CPCCM) was established in 1990 with its archives being housed at the Browne Popular Culture Library. Founding members included Bowling Green State University, Michigan State University and Ohio State University. Kent State University joined in 1991. Cleveland State University was added to the membership in 2003. Oberlin College and the Ohio Historial Society became members in 2004 and 2005, respectively. The member libraries composing the consortium share a similar collecting focus in related subjects and a geographic proximity which permits collaborative efforts and resource sharing. According to their website, CPCCM activities include development, access, promotion and preservation of select research collections.

Documents date from approximately 1987 to 2001 and include files of minutes, agenda, correspondence and notes pertaining to meetings and issues relevant to the CPCCM. A consortium prospectus, collection development documents, internship information, cooperative loan agreements and similar materials are also included in the collection.

The finding aid was completed by Eric Honneffer 11-10-08.


PCL MS 132 James Sweid Nesteby Collection

The James Sweid Nesteby Collection consists of approximately 4 linear feet of manuscript materials. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Dr. Nesteby beginning in 1986, with the remainder donated by his family after his death in 1993. This collection may be accessed by contacting the archivist.  The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works found in this collection.


PCL MS 178 Brenda McCallum Collection

The Brenda McCallum Collection consists of approximately 37 linear feet of manuscript materials. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Brenda McCallum beginning in 1989. This collection is unprocessed, but may be accessed by contacting the archivist.  The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works found in this collection. The finding aid was prepared by Manuscripts and Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown, and the preliminary inventory prepared by student assistant Lucas Denzler, in May 2017.


PCL MS 213 The Future of Popular Culture Studies in the 21st Century

"The Future of Popular Culture Studies in the 2st Century" was the title of a conference honoring the retirement of Professor Ray B. Browne at Bowling Green State University's Department of Popular Culture on June 4-6, 1992. The collection includes one cubic foot of proceedings, correspondence, session proposals, papers and other documents, dating primarily from 1990 to 1992. The collection was transferred to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Dr. Michael Marsden in 1992. There are no restrictions placed on the use of this collection for scholarly purposes.

This finding aid was prepared by Eric Honneffer in October 2006.


PCL MS 216 Popular Press Collection

The Bowling Green State University Popular Press was begun by Ray and Pat Browne in 1967 as a means to publish the Journal of Popular Culture. By 1969 the press began to publish books. It was the official mouth-piece of what was then a fledgling movement to promote the academic study of every day life and became one of the foremost university presses to focus the majority of its publishing on topics relevant to this study of popular culture. The Popular Press was sold to the University of Wisconsin in 2002.

The Popular Press files focus predominantly on the publication of book titles rather than the many journals it also published. The twenty-six cubic feet of files dating from approximately 1969 to 2002 (some general information is included through 2007) are divided into author files, inactive author files, unpublished manuscript files and office files. The most complete of these series being the author files which detail specific publication projects and shed light on the kinds of works published by the press and its interactions with scholars in the field.

The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library in 2007 with the assistance of the Executive Vice-President’s office at BGSU. No restrictions have been placed on the use of the collection for scholarly purposes. The finding aid was completed by Eric Honneffer in June 2009.